One Week!

Here are a couple more song introductions for you!

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"Wild Flowers in a Mason Jar" was written by Dennis Linde, and I heard it for the first time just shortly after I started truly performing. It wasn't a new song by any means, but it was brand new to me; and I easily fell in love with it. 
I've been singing this song ever since.

I love the story inside this song, and it reminds me of my grandpa.
My grandma and grandpa used to have a blue and white motorhome, and one summer, my cousin and I got to ride in it from our grandparents' house to a lake where the whole family was getting together for a couple weeks... My grandpa was driving, and my grandma was in the passenger seat; and my grandpa told my cousin and me stories the whole way to Gull Lake. I don't know how many of his stories were true, but that road trip with my grandma and grandpa will always be one of my favorite memories...

John Denver recorded "Wild Flowers in a Mason Jar", and I've been a massive John Denver fan my whole life. He's one of my favorites. So I loved having the opportunity to record a song he sang that isn't one of his most well-known.

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"Wander With Me" is the title song on the the album!

I have no behind the scenes for you for this song at the moment... 
You'll just have to wait and hear it a week from now... when the Wander With Me album comes out on January 18!!

I'm excited... 
Are you excited??



Two Weeks

Here are a couple more song introductions for you!

"The Runaways" is based on true stories as well as ones made up, and if I were to tell you which parts were which.... Well, that would ruin it.

This song was so much fun to record--it came to life in the studio!
Ah, I hope you love it.

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"Wish you could see you the way I do
Until you do, I will believe in you
Enough for the both of us..."

Throughout my life (and especially in recent years), I have had the encouraging support of my family. My mom and dad, my brothers and sisters, and even my little nieces and nephews... They are a constant source of goodness to me.

Many of the lines in this song are things they have said to me, and I saw this song as my chance to say it all back to them. As well as to you. 

I can't wait for you to hear these songs...


Wander With Me is coming out two weeks from today!

Two weeks!!


Merry, Merry Christmas!

Christmas is in two days!

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Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o'er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Christmas music is one of my favorite things... 😊

I hope you have a very merry Christmas!
A merry, merry Christmas to you all!


Dear Heart

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Another song introduction for you!

This song was partly inspired by a passage from C.S. Lewis' book
"The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"...

There's a part where all the heroes are on a ship (the Dawn Treader), and they sail into a dark fog. They sail for what seems like forever--losing all track of time, and they get completely lost.


Finally, Lucy calls out for Aslan's help.

Ahead, they see a beam of light cut through the fog, and a bird flies down and around the mast. As it flies around them, Lucy is the only one who hears the words "Courage, dear heart."

Able to follow after the bird, the ship escapes the darkness.

I've always loved that part of the book, and when I started writing this song, I needed to hear those words myself: "Courage, dear heart."
"Dear Heart" will be on Wander With Me.



Here are a couple more song titles from Wander With Me!

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"Little sparrow,
Fly like no tomorrow...
Leave this storm behind
Just know that you were mine..."

There is a lot I could say about this one, but I wouldn't want to give everything away... 

This song was inspired by a conversation with my sister and Matthew 10:29-31:

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."

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"Forever Young" is the song I've closed most of my shows with for the past year, and I loved recording it. It's one of my favorites, and it only becomes more special to me every time I get a chance to sing it.

What is your favorite line from this Bob Dylan classic?

I can't wait for you to hear these. :)

On another note, I found three nice, new, happy reviews on iTunes for "Smoke and Mirrors", and... you guys...

Thank you so much for your lovely words.
They mean the world.
Especially right now when everything seems so quiet.

If you have a moment, please do leave a review on iTunes--that is extremely helpful in many, many ways (as well as very encouraging)!